Mangaliso Ngema To Lead New Series

Fans want an explanations as to why he was hired

By  | Sep 02, 2020, 12:22 PM  | Mangaliso Ngema  | Drama

Television actor Mangaliso Ngema will reportedly lead a brand new series titled Family Secrets, the forthcoming show will see the Lithapo actor star as Caesar Mokwena - the continent's richest banker.

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The news was shared by trusted entertainment commentator and blogger Phil Mphela through his Twitter account. This obviously didn't sit well with a lot of people on social media because of the sexual allegations pinned against the former Lithapo actor.

Many believe that he doesn't deserve to be on television until he is proven innocent or cleared. Mangaliso was fired from e.tv's Lithapo following an outcry from beloved actress and television personality Lorraine Moropa, who opened up being sexually harassed by a senior actor on the set of Lithapo. It was later revealed that Mangaliso Ngema was the man accused.

However, it is important to note the production was probably shot before the allegations. So SABC, which is the network that will air the series did not anticipate that things would turn out like this for Mangaliso. No one from the channel is yet to comment on the upcoming show. Some fans are already asking for a proper explanation from SABC 1 as to why they have decided to air Family Secrets.

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A few actors and actresses in South Africa stood in solidarity with Lorraine by posting pictures of the accused on social media.

Ngema has since come out with a public apology on his Facebook account which read, “I am not going to deny any allegations levelled against my name. I will take full responsibility for the sexual harassment case. I apologize to Miss Lorraine Moropa and others for the abuse I directed towards them.”

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This was followed by a video on Ngema's social media detailing everything that happening, according to him. Responding to Lorraine's allegations that he touched his genitals while looking at her, the actor said he did that because his costume onset was too tight and he was just fixing it and that she misread the whole situation. He then tried reaching out to the actress to resolve the issue.

The show is called Family Secrets and premieres on SABC1, September 6th at 19h30

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